One Rose Micheal has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command after allegedly using a razor blade to cut her stepdaughter’s hand and thighs.
The eight year old victim whose name is Blessing suffered deep injuries from the cuts after she had a disagreement with Rose’s biological daughter at their home on Onofowokan Street, Ita-Oluwa, in the Ogijo area of the state.
Police investigations revealed that before the evil act, Rose first contacted the victim’s father, James Michael via telephone while he was at work.
James, who contacted the police said his wife called him complaining that Blessing had injured her biological daughter and threatened to avenge for her daughter by inflicting injuries on Blessing as well.
James had asked his wife to wait for him till he returned home to sort out the issues. But when he got home, he was shocked to see Blessing’s deep cuts as blood flowed from the wounds.
In a statement signed on Sunday by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Public Relations Officer at the Ogun State Police, said the suspect blamed the devil for her action.
He said, “The suspect was arrested following a complaint from her husband, James Michael, that his wife called him on the telephone while he was away at work, informing him that his daughter, Blessing, beat her little daughter and injured her on her leg. He said his wife threatened to injure her in revenge.
“The complainant stated further that he pleaded with her to wait for him to see what actually happened. But before his arrival, the woman had used a razor blade to inflict deep cuts on the girl’s two hands and thigh, which led to her bleeding profusely.
“Upon the complaint, the DPO Ogijo division, SP Tijani Muhammed, detailed detectives to effect the arrest of the suspect. On interrogation, she owned up to the commission of the offence, but blamed it on the devil, as she claimed not to know what came over her at the time.”
Oyeyemi said the victim had been admitted to a private hospital in the community, Lenard Hospital, Ogijo. And added that the case will be transfered to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Anti-Child Labour Unit of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran, for more investigations on the orders of the state Police Commissioner.
He said the suspect would be prosecuted at the end of investigation, warning that the command would not tolerate any act of child brutality.